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50 Fast Digital Video Techniques

ISBN: 978-0-7645-4180-3
384 pages
October 2003
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* Step-by-step recipes for 50 digital video editing tricks show readers how to create professional videos with stunning special effects; readers can begin shooting and editing high quality video after reading only the first few pages
* Covers both Apple iMovie and Microsoft Movie Maker, the most popular consumer digital video editing applications; shows how to do the same techniques using both formats
* Demystifies the process of delivering video to the reader's audience in the most popular formats available today: VHS, DVD, Video-CD, and the Web
* Addresses the essentials of planning and shooting digital video in real life situations to produce professional results
* Interactive CD-ROM includes ready-made HTML templates to quickly get movies up on the Web, before-and-after source video files for the technique steps in the book, and video training software
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Table of Contents




Chapter 1: Shooting Video Like a Pro.

Chapter 2: From Camera to Cutting Room Floor.

Chapter 3: Artfully Changing Scenes with Transitions.

Chapter 4: Creating Compelling Special Effects.

Chapter 5: Creating Vintage Movie Effects.

Chapter 6: Going Hollywood with Your Movies.

Chapter 7: Adding Sound to Your Movies.

Chapter 8: Creating Compelling Titles and Credits.

Chapter 9: Exporting Your Movie.






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Author Information

Bonnie Blake is an award-winning designer and multimedia specialist. She teaches design and new media at a college in New Jersey. She is also the author of several books on multimedia and video production, including The Adobe Premiere Virtual Classroom.
Doug Sahlin is a graphic and Web site designer who has written ten books, including Fireworks 4 For Dummies® and Flash ActionScript For Dummies®.
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“…the content and layout are of the highest quality…” (M2 Best Books, May 2004)

"...shows you how to edit and achieve some cool special effects..." (PC Home, Issue 139, 2003)

"...an accessible and informative read...many good creative ideas on how to get around common shooting and editing problems..." (Digital Creative Arts, December 2003)

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Do you think you've discovered an error in this book? Please check the list of errata below to see if we've already addressed the error. If not, please submit the error via our Errata Form. We will attempt to verify your error; if you're right, we will post a correction below.

ChapterPageDetailsDatePrint Run
140 Problems with reproducing effects in Step 1
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Users: A new version of Movie Maker (version 2.1) is included with the Service Pack 2 upgrade. With it the effects described on page 140 do not show up like you are supposed to do in Step 1. To fix this issue the AddOnTFX folder should not be added to the 1033 folder, but it should be added to the 0409 folder. This is only for Movie Maker version 2.1. Here is a direct link to the Microsoft Developers website that talks about this issue and creating other effects in Movie Maker. http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnwmt/html/moviemakersfx.asp
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